Recently, here in the UK, we were warned of an approaching storm, the worst for more than a decade, with fierce winds and torrential rain. We were told to ‘batten down the hatches’ and expect the worst. St Jude’s storm hit southern England on the night of Sunday 27 October into the early hours of Monday 28 October 2013. Winds of 99 mph were recorded, hundreds of trees were blown down blocking roads and railways, flights were cancelled, homes lost their power and four people sadly lost their lives.
Prior to the storm, on the Sunday afternoon, we decided to go for a short walk along Sandbanks beach. The wind was already building up, as can be seen from this short video I shot on my iPhone (needless to say, I didn’t get my camera out with all that sand blowing around!).